Perpetual Ethical SRI Credit Fund

The Perpetual Ethical SRI Credit Fund aims to provide regular income and consistent returns by investing in a diverse range of income generating, ethical and socially responsible assets.

It provides investors with an active, diversified portfolio of high quality, floating rate, predominantly investment grade securities that have passed through a screening process based on ethical and socially responsible factors.

The Fund will not invest in issuers that derive a material proportion of their revenue from the manufacture or sale of generally ethically unacceptable products and services such as the following:

  • alcohol
  • gambling
  • tobacco
  • uranium and nuclear
  • armaments (including weapons)
  • fossil fuels (upstream)
  • genetic engineering
  • pornography
  • animal cruelty (cosmetic testing)

In addition to the above, issuers are also subject to socially responsible investment (SRI) screening to evaluate business conduct in relation to governance and how their practices impact society and the environment.

Sovereign issuers (governments) will be analysed on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, based on a scoring system utilising research from external specialists. This may include, but is not limited to, considering any unethical practices such as corruption, rule of law and political instability of the sovereign.

The Fund also offers investors all the benefits of Perpetual’s proven investment philosophy and approach. When investing in debt, avoiding loss or default is critical. Perpetual aims to invest in stable, income generating assets that have a low likelihood of default. Our analysts screen out risks by applying quality filters to companies and selecting those with strong management, stable balance sheets, predictable earnings, industry leadership and low susceptibility to regulatory or event risk.

Perpetual is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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Features and Benefits

  • A FUND FOR ETHICAL INVESTORS

    Aims to provide investors a well-diversified portfolio of debt issued by ethical, socially responsible issuers that may match their personal social and ethical preferences.

  • ROBUST SCREENING PROCESS

    A strict ethical and socially responsible investment screening process aims to ensure the Fund invests in issuers that do not negatively impact society and the environment.

  • QUALITY FLOATING RATE ASSETS

    Potential to benefit from the higher income generated following a rise in interest rates due to assets not being locked into a fixed interest rate.

  • DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO

    The Fund aims to invest across a broad range of sectors and maturities.

Ethical SRI Credit Fund – Factsheet

Perpetual’s Ethical SRI Credit Fund is a floating rate credit fund that aims to provide regular income and consistent returns by investing in a diverse range of income generating, ethical and socially responsible assets.

This content has been prepared by Perpetual Investment Management Limited (PIML) ABN 18 000 866 535, AFSL 234426 and issued by Perpetual Trustee Company Limited (PTCo) ABN 42 000 001 007, AFSL 236643. It is general information only and is not intended to provide you with financial advice or take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider, with a financial adviser, whether the information is suitable for your circumstances. To the extent permitted by law, no liability is accepted for any loss or damage as a result of any reliance on this information.

The product disclosure statement (PDS) for the Perpetual Ethical SRI Credit Fund issued by PIML, should be considered before deciding whether to acquire or hold units in the fund. The PDS can be obtained by calling 1800 022 033 or visiting our website www.perpetual.com.au. No company in the Perpetual Group (Perpetual Limited ABN 86 000 431 827 and its subsidiaries) guarantees the performance of any fund or the return of an investor’s capital.